phone: 07540 259 053
I am a trusted strategist and business manager, providing high calibre advisory and interim senior management support to a wide range of organisations and programmes with a social purpose.
I am passionate about helping organisations set a clear direction, underpinned by credible delivery and financial plans that achieve the best outcomes for clients or members. I am a qualified programme manager with particular strengths in defining objectives, target states, benefits and how to realise them.
I build strong relationships based on the quality of my ideas, good communication and an open, relaxed style. I combine a firm commercial outlook with a commitment to sustaining social goals and values. I am focused on supporting charitable, co-operative and social enterprises taking on the strategic and business challenges of survival and success.
Defining organisational purpose and strategy
Constructing delivery plans, and the investment appraisals to justify them, including financial analysis
Gaining support from stakeholders, including boards and member groups
Assuring and managing commercial plans and contracts
Defining target models for change
Sponsoring and leading change programmes and projects, including M&A, process and systems re-engineering
Chair of Trustees – Salford Mental Health Services
Citizen’s Advice Bureau July 2011– Present
Recent clients include: Co-operative Banking Group,
Co-operatives UK, Association of British Credit Unions, Manchester Credit Union
Interim Chief Executive – The Co-operative Credit Union September 2010– January 2011
Head of Finance & Benefits Realisation – Co-operative
Financial Services (CFS) August 2008– July 2010. Managing investment costs and
business case for a banking transformation programme
Head of Retail Planning – Co-operative Financial Services
(CFS) May 2006– July 2008
Head of Business Management, Retail Banking – Co-operative
Financial Services (CFS)January 2005– April 2006
Corporate Administrator – National Grid Group plc 1992– 1996